July 26, 2018

Most Americans say higher ed is heading in wrong direction, but partisans disagree on why

About six-in-ten Americans say higher education in the United States is going in the wrong direction. Republicans and Democrats are worlds apart on why.

ScienceJanuary 9, 2018

Women and Men in STEM Often at Odds Over Workplace Equity

Women in STEM jobs are more likely than their male counterparts to have experienced discrimination in the workplace and to believe that discrimination is a major reason there are not more women in STEM.

GlobalNovember 20, 2017

Facts on Foreign Students in the U.S.

The U.S. has more foreign students enrolled in its colleges and universities than any other country in the world. Much of the growth in foreign students has happened since the start of the Great Recession.

January 18, 2017

U.S. still has a ways to go in meeting Obama’s goal of producing more college grads

As Obama’s time in office nears its end, the U.S. remains short of his goal to produce more college graduates by 2020.

Fact TankNovember 4, 2016

The most and least educated U.S. religious groups

The share of people completing a college education differs by religion, with members of some faith groups much more educated, on average, than others.

Fact TankOctober 24, 2016

As the need for highly trained scientists grows, a look at why people choose these careers

What leads people to a career in science? From a lifelong interest in science to the influence of mentors, working scientists explain why they pursued science.

Fact TankFebruary 4, 2016

What Americans say it takes to be middle class

The vast majority of American adults agree that a secure job and the ability to save money for the future are essential. But one thing is now less likely to be seen as a requirement: a college education.

Fact TankSeptember 11, 2015

Class of 2025 expected to be the biggest, most diverse ever

Attention, parents of third graders: If demographic patterns hold, your children could be in the largest U.S. college freshman class ever.

Fact TankJune 18, 2015

Growth from Asia drives surge in U.S. foreign students

Asians, especially Chinese, are responsible for most of the sharp increase in foreign students at U.S. colleges and universities. Foreign students are more likely to study science, engineering and math than U.S. students as a whole, especially at the post-baccalaureate level.

Fact TankJanuary 20, 2015

Hispanics to benefit from Obama’s community college plan

More Hispanics are already enrolled in college than ever before and, among those who are, nearly half (46%) attend a public two-year school, the highest share of any race or ethnicity.